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Our Valuable Team Members

Aaron Elliott
Aaron ElliottSustainability Project Manager
Portland, OR
503-252-5458 x30

Aaron has been involved in the environmental industry for a decade. He has worked in policy as an environmental lobbyist in Washington, D.C. and as an Environmental Scientist before joining MeetGreen as a project manager for conference and event sustainability.
Aaron’s Bio
April Hammel
April HammelOperations Director
Portland, OR
503-252-5458 x90

April Hammel,MeetGreen Operations Director. Working out of the Portland office, April brings a background of event planning, contract negotiations, meeting facilitation, team building, and leadership to our outstanding team. She comes with a strong passion to build relationships and mentor others while providing positive support and encouragement.
April’s Bio
Britta Ehnebuske
Britta EhnebuskeProject Specialist
New Orleans, LA
Located in vibrant New Orleans, LA, Britta has over a decade of diverse experience in the meetings and event industry. From her roots in volunteer coordination at South by Southwest and later, the American Cancer Society, to years of working with MeetGreen’s varied clients to manage detailed registration systems, special events, timelines, speakers, sponsors, attendee communications, and event websites—her expertise and dedication to handling complex logistics is unmistakable.
Britta’s Bio
Carole Garner
Carole GarnerSenior Conference Project Manager
Portland, OR
503-252-5458 x35

With over 17 years of experience in the hospitality, meetings, and event business, Carole brings a rich background in corporate and nonprofit event planning, marketing, and management to MeetGreen. In her tenure with the firm, Carole has been responsible for meeting management, training, and oversees the Conference Management Department.
Carole’s Bio
Della Green
Della Green Director of Business Development
Baton Rouge, LA
503-252-5458 x20

With over 20 years of sales experience, Della brings noted skills at connecting with clients and exceeding their expectations. Before joining MeetGreen, Della was part of the sales leadership team at the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. During this time, she was instrumental in attracting & providing assistance to many socially responsible groups. She was the driving force behind “Green Monsters”, the Bureau’s green team, and led the effort to enhance environmental awareness in the organization.
Della’s Bio
Eric Wallinger
Eric WallingerDirector of Sustainability
Davis, CA
503-252-5458 x75

Eric is a senior program manager whose focus on resources and the environment is complemented by 15+ years experience in event & conference planning and delivery. His areas of expertise include sustainability initiatives, process improvement strategies, stakeholder communications, and data management.
Eric’s Bio
Jennifer Byrn
Jennifer ByrnSenior Conference Manager
Portland, OR
503-252-5458

For nearly two decades, Jennifer has been passionate about events and hospitality, making it the focus of her career. Prior to joining the MeetGreen team, Jennifer’s background included event planning for private clubs, resorts and destination management companies.
Jennifer’s Bio
Justine Pretorious
Justine PretoriousDigital Marketing Manager
Portland, OR
503-252-5458 x80

Justine joins the MeetGreen team as the Digital Marketing Manager. She is a web & social media professional who loves to communicate through online channels to help others get the information they need. She started off building websites from scratch via command line using HTML and has expanded her technical skills throughout the years.
Justine’s Bio
Karlyanna Kopra
Karlyanna KopraProject Manager
Portland, OR
503-252-5458 x70

Karly has a seasoned background in scientific and medical conferences. Her passion for people and details motivate Karly to go the extra mile to make sure the event appears seamless to the attendees and enables the client to enjoy the fruition of their vision.
Karly’s Bio
Kate Wilson
Kate WilsonProject Specialist
Portland, OR
503-252-5458 x60

Responsible for supporting the Conference Management Team including logistical planning, venue research, registration assistance, pre-event production, and onsite coordination. Kate loves the fast-paced world of events and thinking ahead to the next task.
Kate’s Bio
Linda Snyder
Linda SnyderProject Manager
New York, NY
503-252-5458 x40

Located in New York, Linda is responsible for delivering all aspects of conference management services. She has been in the meeting and event planning business for over 20 years. Linda started her career in the hospitality industry working for a lodging facility as the Conference Coordinator moving into the Director of Sales & Marketing position.
Linda’s Bio
Nancy J. Zavada, CMP
Nancy J. Zavada, CMPFounder & President
Portland, OR
503-252-5458 x10

Nancy is a leader and entrepreneur in the events industry focusing on sustainable business practices. She founded MeetGreen in 1994 after beginning her career as a corporate health care planner in 1978. Nancy’s extensive work with scientific and academic organizations earned her an impeccable reputation for using state-of-the-art technology to produce successful meetings throughout the world.
Nancy’s Bio
Shereen Vesalpour
Shereen VesalpourRegistration Manager
Portland, OR
503-252-5458 x50

With over 7 years of experience planning conferences, meetings and events, Shereen has a dynamic background in the events industry. Before joining MeetGreen, Shereen freelanced in the industry and worked with clients ranging from TEDxPortland, General Electric, and many clients in the tech space.
Shereen’s Bio
Tamara Muldoon
Tamara Muldoon Registration Manager
Portland, OR

Over the span of her 20+ year career in the hospitality and tourism industry, Tamara has worked for hotels, a tour operator, a cruise line, and a botanical garden attraction. Just before joining MeetGreen, she was employed for 10 years as Registration Manager for a conference management company.
Tamara’s Bio
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